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Go-ahead given to delay County Hospital operations
8:30am Monday 14th January 2013 in News
CLINICAL teams at Hereford County Hospital have the go-ahead to put off some operations to cope with the continuing demands of emergency care.
With little let up on the county’s accident and emergency unit over the new year period, staff say they are at least seeing the patients they should see.
Much of the continuing high attendance is for conditions serious enough to warrant A&E in the first instance.
Jane Griffin, lead A&E nurse at Wye Valley NHS Trust (WVT), said her team was still seeing higher numbers of patients than expected, the majority with serious illnesses or injuries.
She said: “A&E staff are working very hard to see and treat patients as quickly as possible and our priority is to maintain patient safety. We are asking for everyone’s understanding during this difficult time.”